Fertility Education & Training

guidelines to charting your fertility cycle, page 11 of 26

2. The Mucus Symptom - How To Observe The Mucus Symptom:

Each day, describe the mucus symptom following the code “SCAT” which represents:
Sensation - Colour - Amount - Type


As you went about your daily work today, what feeling did you have at the vulva (vaginal opening)? Were you dry or moist or wet? When you wiped from front to back over the vaginal opening with tissue, at each visit to the toilet, was it pulling, or did it slip indicating the presence of a wet lubricative mucus? Each day you mark one of those sensations on your chart.


If there was mucus on the tissue, what colour was it? white/yellowish or cloudy? Was it clearer or absolutely clear? Note that it may only look clear when stretched, either on tissue or fingers.


How much mucus was there? For scant mucus mark 1; for an increased amount mark 2 or 3; for a lot of mucus mark 4 or 5. Mucus usually increases in amount the nearer ovulation approaches.


How did the mucus feel between your fingers or tissue? Standard descriptions used by women worldwide for the mucus when it first starts after the period are:
       milky, creamy, sticky, pasty, clotty, crumbly, tacky, gluey

Nearer ovulation, they describe it as more stretchy, slippery to feel, resembling raw egg-white. For some, the mucus is so thin and watery, they can’t find any to finger test, but feel continuously very wet. If different types of mucus appear on the same day, mark them all on the chart.

The last day of wet, slippery, clear mucus is called PEAK DAY - peak of oestrogen, peak of fertility - the most fertile day in the whole cycle!